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What Love is ....................





Your fortune is misfortune if it is not Love. Silent Lotus

Love means nothing in tennis, but it's everything in life. Author Unknown

Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends. Author Unknown

Before you love, learn to run through the snow leaving no footprint. Turkish Proverb

Love is when you can be your true self with someone, and you only want to be your true self because of them. Terri Guillemets

It is really one moment of looking love dead in the eye that takes us everywhere in a flash. Swami Chetanananda

We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness and call it love true love. Robert Fulghum, True Love

In a deep moment of love, thinking stops. The moment is so intriguing, the moment is so tremendously powerful, the moment is so intensely alive, that thinking stops. You are simply in awe, a great wonder surrounds you. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones. Rabindranath Tagore

Sunshine surrounds the earth as love surrounds our souls. Terri Guillemets

Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. Author Unknown

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. Author Unknown

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. Author Unknown

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. Kay Knudsen

For without love we will lose the will to live. Our mental and physical vitality is impaired, our resistance is lowered, and we succumb to illnesses that often prove fatal. We may escape actual death, but what remains is a meager and barren existence, emotionally so impoverished that we can only be called half alive. Smiley Blanton, Love or Perish

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another. Henry Louis Mencken

Love knows no answer for it does not question. Silent Lotus

You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry. Author Unknown

Sometimes we make love with our eyes.  Sometimes we make love with our hands.  Sometimes we make love with our bodies.  Always we make love with our hearts. Author Unknown

True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall but you are there to catch them. Author Unknown

You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. Author Unknown

Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. Author Unknown

Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever. Author Unknown

Love is not blind it sees more, not less.  But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. Julins Gordon

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world. Author Unknown

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. Oliver Wendell Holmes

It's so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you. Author Unknown

I'm far from perfect, but I'll be perfect for that imperfect person that's perfect for me. Amanda Bynes

Passion spins around love and I am dizzy around you always. Terri Guillemets

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.  Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two. Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Come live in my heart and pay no rent. Samuel Lover

I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art. Thomas Moore

Everyone wants to be the sun that lifts up your life, but I'd rather be your moon, so I may shine on you during your darkest hour when the sun isn't around and the ghost white moonbeams will allow you to find comfort in my arms. Craig D. Slovak

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. Miguel de Unamuno

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. Michel de Montaigne

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. Javan

Like I've always said, love wouldn't be blind if the braille weren't so damned much fun .Armistead Maupin, Maybe the Moon 

Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men's behavior is measured with a feminine ruler. Francesca M. Cancian

What I need to live has been given to me by the earth.  Why I need to live has been given to me by you. Author Unknown

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. Claudia Ghandi

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. Hans Nouwens

Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages. Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past: Cities of the Plain, 1922

In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. Terri Guillemets

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. G.K. Chesterton

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long.  If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. George Bernard Shaw

The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence. Edward Thomas

Once you truly believe you're worthy of love, you will never settle for anyone's second best treatment.  Charles J. Orlando

 When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.  Albert Einstein

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.   Helen Keller

 A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.  John Lennon

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything. T. Tolis

In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.  Theodor Reik

 The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that. Woody Allen

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.  A. A. Milne

. You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.  Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.  Lord of The Rings

If I know what love is, it is because of you.  Herman Hesse

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.  André Gide, Autumn Leaves

 We love the things we love for what they are. Robert Frost

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget. Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. G.K. Chesterton

Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.  Mother Teresa

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
           
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years. Rupert Brooke
           
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. H. L. Mencken
           
Love is always bestowed as a gift freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. Leo Buscaglia
           
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. Michel de Montaigne
           
Come live in my heart, and pay no rent. Samuel Lover
           
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. Leo Buscaglia
           
The best proof of love is trust. Joyce Brothers
           
Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young

Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy. Dwight L. Moody
           
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. Zora Neale Hurston

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
           
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship never. Charles Caleb Colton
           
We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe
           
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion. Javan
           
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. Rainer Maria Rilke
           
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. George Eliot
           
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. Stendhal
           
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo
           
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert
           
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Friedrich Nietzsche
           
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. Robert Frost
           
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Tom Robbins

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
           
The art of love is largely the art of persistence. Albert Ellis

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. Andre Breton
           
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint Exupery

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. Lao Tzu
           
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. Barbara de Angelis
           
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. George Edward Moore
           
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. H. L. Mencken

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love. Khalil Gibran
           
Love is a friendship set to music. Joseph Campbell
           
Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Khalil Gibran
           
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. Leo Buscaglia
           
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. Carl Sagan
           
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
           
All mankind love a lover. Ralph Waldo Emerson
           
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
           
There is no remedy for love but to love more. Henry David Thoreau
           
To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'Ayn Rand

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. Edward G. Bulwer Lytton
           
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. Benjamin Franklin

Love is the beauty of the soul. Saint Augustine

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. Henry Drummond

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. Paulo Coelho
           
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. Plato
           
It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. Miguel de Unamuno
           
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. Jesus Christ
           
If you want to be loved, be lovable. Ovid
           
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. Leo Buscaglia
           
The love we give away is the only love we keep. Elbert Hubbard
           
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. Gilbert Parker

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. Erich Fromm
           
When love is not madness, it is not love. Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Love is being stupid together. Paul Valery

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. Andre Breton

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. Rabindranath Tagore

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. Erich Fromm
           
When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out. Elizabeth Bowen

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
           
Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso
           
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. Francis of Assisi

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it. Barbara Pym

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. Antoine de Saint Exupery

If you wished to be loved, love. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Love means to commit yourself without guarantee. Anne Campbell

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense. Helen Rowland
           
He is not a lover who does not love forever. Euripides
           
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. Euripides
           
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few. George Jean Nathan
           
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. Thomas Aquinas
           
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me. Sarah Bernhardt
           
If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world. Emmet Fox
           
Love in its essence is spiritual fire. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love. Euripides
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. Josh Billings
           
Love is what you've been through with somebody. James Thurber
           
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. W. Somerset Maugham
           
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder. Charles Morgan
           
There are never enough I Love You's. Lenny Bruce
           
Love is suffering. One side always loves more. Catherine Deneuve
           
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Jesus Christ

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee. John Gay

Fortune and love favor the brave. Ovid

Friendship is Love without his wings! Lord Byron

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. Louise L. Hay

Love is the poetry of the senses. Honore de Balzac

Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do. David Wilkerson



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